Leeds United are interested in bringing Matty Longstaff to Elland Road this summer with the Newcastle United midfielder now out of contract, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Longstaff has caught the eye after an impressive start to his first-team career on Tyneside. He made nine Premier League appearances for Steve Bruce’s men, scoring goals in both matches against Manchester United.
The Telegraph notes that he can leave for a compensation fee this summer as he is out of contract. And amongst those reportedly interested are newly-promoted Leeds.
The Whites are gearing up for their return to the Premier League after winning the Championship title last season.
The Mail on Sunday (2/8; page 151) reported at the weekend that Marcelo Bielsa is set to be given £45 million to spend during the coming weeks.
While Leeds fans would have been desperate to see that kind of money spent in previous years, that does appear to be a potentially-modest budget in the top flight. So a move for Longstaff may be a shrewd move given his availability.
‘I’d definitely take him’
And there are plenty of Leeds supporters who believe that Longstaff would be a good addition. He looked bright last season.
And given the impact that Bielsa has had on a number of his players since arriving in England, some are excited for the development the 20-year-old could potentially make should he join the Whites.
There are admittedly, some who refused to get carried away as Leeds continue to be linked with many names. But the general sense appears to be that it would be a good move if there proves to be something in the reports.
Here is how some of the Leeds fans have reacted to the rumours…
Matty Longstaff be decent. Still want that striker #lufc
— Premier League 🏆 (@UniraLeeds) August 3, 2020
I’ve seen us linked with a lot of players in the past couple of weeks. I would be massively surprised, if Longstaff didn’t agree a new deal at Newcastle…However, he could be a really good signing for us. ⚽️ #LUFC #MOT https://t.co/rV7gw66kXN
— Paddy Miller (@padwar11) August 3, 2020
Matty Longstaff? Yeh would be happy with that and maybe his brother too in a years time? #lufc
— MGbutlufchappy (@MGbutlufchappy) August 3, 2020
Get him on a free – be a tidy squad player no doubt
— Callum Falconer (@kidcally92) August 3, 2020
I’m not sure that is a legit rumour but I’d definitely take him
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) August 2, 2020
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) August 2, 2020
We are signing every body!!
— Paul 1919 🏆 (@pal_lufc) August 2, 2020